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Green activists gear up to oppose alternate bauxite source for Vedanta's Lanjigarh refinery

Kodingamali in Koraput district is the alternative source

A bird flies by the Vedanta office building in Mumbai
A bird flies by the Vedanta office building in Mumbai

The green activists who stalled the Niyamgiri mining project chocking bauxite supply to Vedanta's Lanjigarh alumina refinery are peeved with the Odisha government's recent move to make available bauxite to the company from an alternate mine, Kodingamali in Koraput district. "The issues that we fought for at Niyamgiri are also relevant for Kodingamali, a forested hill range saddled by tribal inhabitations", said Prafulla Samantray, head of Lok Shakti Abhiyan, a social organisation. Samantray along with Biswajit Mohanty, managing trustee of Wild Society of Odisha and ...